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The Cawnpore Light Horse regiment was an auxiliary infantry unit of the British Indian Army
. The regiment was incorporated as a part of the Bengal Army
of Bengal Presidency
. It served under the Presidency Armies in British India
. The battalion was a local civilian volunteer corps that was also a part of the Bengal command
. The Cawnpore Light Horse regiment was formed on 5th February 1886 by the British Empire in India
. It was raised from the troops of the Cawnpore Volunteer Rifle Corps.
The headquarters of Cawnpore Light Horse was set up in Cawnpore (now Kanpur
in the state of Uttar Pradesh
). The uniform of the troops included khaki drill in summer. In 1901, the detached companies of the army unit were sent to the military camps at Unao, Hamirpur
, Fatehpore and Etawah
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